Vol. 15 No. 1 (2024)

The convergence of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Skills: a necessary space for Digital Education and Education 4.0

Miguel-Ángel Marzal
Carlos III University, Department of Documentation
Maurizio Vivarelli
University of Turin

Published 2024-01-15


  • Artificial Intelligence,
  • Digital Education,
  • Multiliteracies,
  • Digital Literacy,
  • Virtuality in Education,
  • Smart Technologies in Education.
  • ...More

How to Cite

Marzal, Miguel-Ángel, and Maurizio Vivarelli. 2024. “The Convergence of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Skills: A Necessary Space for Digital Education and Education 4.0”. JLIS.It 15 (1):1-15. https://doi.org/10.36253/jlis.it-566.


An analysis study of the state of the art on the convergence process first, then confluence, final symbiosis between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Competences (CD) for Digital Education and 4.0 is presented, following a descriptive and diachronic method to be able to analyze from different points of view the complexity, problems and opportunities that this process implies, trying to present, in each of the phases of study of this phenomenon, the models, experiences and lines of research that illustrate the educational impact of this symbiosis . The study proceeds to analyze:

1) first, the characteristics of AI and the drivers that have led to its impact on Education (Educational Artificial Intelligence),

2) the challenges that this impact on Education has brought about,

3) and the initiatives of political, social, and educational agents to assimilating the effects of AI in educational innovation.

4) Then the analysis stops at the definition, characters, properties and initiatives of the DC in Education. Analyzed in pairs, a detailed analysis is made of the symbiosis process that can promote Education 4.0: the changes in the behavior of the agents in the educational process, the tools and good practices that lead to an effective use of this symbiosis, the progress of intelligent technologies in Education, the enunciation of own educational objectives, which are generating new educational models and also the proposal of new evaluation systems.


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